"Inside of Me" is a pop/R&B song by American superstar Madonna, released on her 1994 album Bedtime Stories.
"Inside of Me" is the third of five songs that Madonna has written and sung about her mother's death (the other four being: "Promise to Try
," "I'll Remember
," "Mer Girl
," and "Mother and Father
.") Whereas 1989's "Promise to Try" focused on the singer trying to move on after her mother's 1963 death, "Inside of Me" sees Madonna remembering her late mother, who will always be "inside of me." No matter how much criticism the media dishes out to her (especially following the release of her previous album, Erotica
, and her 1992 coffeetable book, Sex
), all she has to do is "just think of your smiling face / and I'm flying".
The song contains samples from " Back & Forth
" performed by Aaliyah
" performed by The Gap Band
, and "Trials of Life
" performed by the Guttersnypes